Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 3:08 pm PDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 It was a cool October day in leafy Simpsonville, South Carolina - a perfect time and place for a life-changing scenic drive. A woman stopped by KC Mart #7 near where Lee Vaughn Road runs into Scuffletown Road, in a rural part of a town outside Greenville, South Carolina, where the mayor says "there's a church on every corner." It was the sign that caught her eye: an upcoming Mega Millions drawing was going to be historic, with a jackpot cresting $1,500,000,000. She stopped in to buy a ticket, her attorney Jason Kurland said in a statement, certain she had no shot at winning. "After checking her ticket the morning after the drawing, she was in complete shock and disbelief. She stared motionless at the ticket for what felt like hours, then came the jumping and screams of joy," Kurland said. The woman came forward to claim her prize last week, Kurland said Thursday, but has declined to provide … [Read more...] about Woman claims her $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot, opts to stay anonymous
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A South Carolina woman who won $878 million in the biggest Mega Millions jackpot payout to one winner in U.S. history wants to share her windfall with the city and state where her good fortune happened. She wishes to remain anonymous because she wants to "live a life of relative normalcy, free of fear," she said in a statement issued Thursday by her lawyer, Jason Kurland. The statement answers some questions about the winner after the South Carolina lottery announced the winning ticket was claimed 10 days ago. CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reported the South Carolinian was visiting the Greenville area in late October when signs advertising the billion-dollar jackpot at the KC Mart in Simpsonville caught her eye."She decided to take a chance and purchase a ticket, never once thinking she had the slightest chance to win. After checking her ticket the morning after the drawing, she was in complete shock and disbelief. She stared motionless at the ticket for what felt like hours, then came … [Read more...] about Mega Millions winner in South Carolina to share record jackpot with charities
THE ex-wife of a man who won a whopping £209million lottery says even the astonishing jackpot is not enough to make her take him back. Eileen Murray, 53, said she no longer plans to reignite her marriage to Mega Millions Jackpot winner Mike Wiersky, despite the fortune being added to his name. Murray told New York Post: "He’s not appealing to me all of a sudden because he has this money." During the couple's turbulent 15-year marriage that ended in a divorce in October, Murray worked as a cost analyst for a utilities company, but her 54-year-old husband was unemployed. She said that she's still paying him spousal support. Murray revealed that she has no plans of going after him for any of the £124million lump sum he’ll be collecting. She said: “I’m not going after anything. I have morals. I know what I’ve worked for and it’s everything that I have.” Murray, who wouldn’t divulge why the marriage ended, said she doesn’t … [Read more...] about Ex-wife of man who won £209MILLION lottery says even the jackpot is not enough to make her take him back
Feb 13, 12:43 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 02/13/19 AT 12:20 PM The biggest prize in the bi-weekly Mega Millions lottery continues to be elusive. Tuesday night’s drawing came and went, as it always does, and nobody who played managed to correctly guess all six numbers required to take home $173 million.The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 15, 32, 39, 50 and 65, with a gold ball number of 7. There was also a 3X Megaplier in play, providing the opportunity for even bigger winnings if anyone managed to get it.Fortune did not favor Mega Millions players in this week’s early drawing, though. Only one person managed to win the Match 5 prize of $1 million, with the winning ticket being sold in New York. A total of 16 others brought home $10,000, while three people managed to use the Megaplier to get $30,000.The Mega Millions jackpot goes up by at least $5 million every time it goes … [Read more...] about Mega Millions February 12: Winning Numbers For $173 Million Jackpot, Did Anyone Win?
Dec 30, 2:40 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 12/30/18 AT 11:00 AM The new year might bring very good tidings for someone in the United States. After nobody won the Mega Millions jackpot during the last drawing, the prize money has shot up to $415 million, with the next drawing to occur on New Year’s Day.The winning numbers on Friday night were 9, 10, 25, 37, 38 and 21. The jackpot did not go to anyone that night, so Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET will be the next opportunity for someone to become a multimillionaire.Winning $415 million on the first day of 2019 would be a fortunate start to someone’s year, but it would also be a rare occurrence. The drawing has taken place on New Year’s Day five times in the history of Mega Millions, but those five drawings only produced one winner.John Jones of Fort Worth, Texas won $33 million on Jan. 1, 2008. A man walks past a newsstand … [Read more...] about How Much Is the Mega Millions Jackpot For New Year’s Day?